A host of blogs and news outlets are posting “soul trains” of stories on the “soulfire of hate” following President Donald Trump’s inauguration, and some of the articles are even making the rounds on the popular “alt-right” blogosphere.
“I don’t even think they’re as well-known as the ones that you see on the ‘Alt-Right’ blogs,” says the New York Times blogger John Binder, referring to the online alt-right movement that seeks to embrace conspiracy theories and embrace a white nationalist brand of conservatism.
“The ‘alt-left’ is actually pretty well established and a lot of them are pretty well respected.
It’s more of a new thing.”
But what about the alt-left blogs that have dominated headlines lately?
They’re often run by white nationalist writers, and many have a clear agenda.
One example: the website “The Daily Shoah,” run by Alex Jones, which was set up to spread the message that 9/11 was an inside job orchestrated by the US government.
The site is run by a former White House aide named Michael Joseph Welch.
Jones himself has made a career out of promoting conspiracy theories, even going so far as to post videos and photos of himself carrying a homemade rifle at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August.
“It’s just another way for them to get publicity and make money,” says Binder.
“Their whole thing is to get the attention of people, and the media will give them a platform to do that.”
A spokesperson for Jones told BuzzFeed News he “does not believe the site has links to any extremist organizations.”
But a screenshot of the site’s content from February 2016 shows that it was linked to the White House Communications Agency, and was also run by White House spokesperson Ben LaBolt.
According to a BuzzFeed News analysis of the website’s content, it has received more than 13,000 “likes” since then.
“Some of the stuff is pretty funny and some is just completely absurd,” Binder says.
“That’s the nature of what the alt right is.
It takes anything and everything and makes it look insane.”
One of the “alt left” sites is “The Rebel,” run mostly by white nationalists, who are frequently described as the “anti-fascist” alternative to the “Alt Right” blog network.
The Rebel’s editor, who identifies himself as Andrew Anglin, was featured in a video released by the neo-Nazi site Breitbart News that also featured Jones and Welch.
Anglin and Welch, both prominent figures in the “Trump Nation” movement, have been active in the alt left for a long time.
Angllin, who also writes for Breitbart, has been featured in videos from 2016 where he has called for the killing of “antihero” journalists like Michael Moore and Jesse Watters.
Anglins website, called the Daily Stormer, has attracted hundreds of thousands of views since 2016.
Anglen has also tweeted about “fascists,” a term used by the alt movement, in the past.
“A lot of us are nationalists and we think we should be defending the constitution of the United States,” Anglin said in 2016.
“If you have an enemy, you have to kill them.
If you don’t, you don,t.”
The Daily Stormers views on the United Kingdom Independence Party, a far-right nationalist party that has been in power since 2017, are similarly provocative.
The Daily Rebel published a video in January 2017 that included an interview with a former leader of the UK Independence Party.
The video, titled “Is the UK’s National Front now in government?” was featured on the site of the far-Right website Breitbart News.
The footage showed members of the British National Party (BNP), who had recently won a by-election in the seat of Westmorland and Lonsdale, asking a group of white nationalist supporters if they would like to be involved in the upcoming British General Election.
“This is the biggest party in the country, and they’ve got a very big position, so I think they would be happy to have us,” the group responded.
The members of BNP said they were interested in getting involved in British politics.
“We are not anti-European,” the former leader told the BNP supporters.
“You can’t be racist against Muslims, or for the British.
We are against the EU.
We have a big position in the UK, and we’d like to get involved in this election.”
A member of BN’s campaign, who goes by the name J.C. Dolan, said in a Facebook post that he was “totally shocked” by Anglin’s comments, but said the party was open to his participation in the campaign.
“My views are totally clear.
I think we need a good Brexit,” he said.
Anglos views are shared widely on social media and in online